Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has hinted that there may be future reissues of the band’s material in a recent interview. The 72 year old insisted that the band “isn’t done yet” sparking rumours that another previously unreleased track may be making its way into the public sphere.
The band surprised fans by sharing the previously unreleased track ‘Sunshine Woman’ on their soundcloud page last month. The song, which is a bootleg from a recorded session in 1969, went on to feature in Zeppelin’s latest compilation album ‘The Complete BBC Sessions’.
Page has suggested that Zeppelin will go on releasing / reissuing material as long as there is still interest in the band, stating: “Led Zeppelin isn’t done yet, quite clearly, because every year since 1968 there’s been new fans.”
“The re-releases have more than doubled the amount of Led Zeppelin work out there. I wanted it done authoritatively, ’cause I was the one writing the stuff, I was the producer and mixer. I don’t think it’s any more weird than writing your autobiography.”
Led Zeppelin are truly one of the most influential bands of all time. Nearly every popular rock band over the last 30 years has in some way been inspired by Zeppelin’s music, and no doubt thousands more young musicians will take inspiration from the hard rock pioneers in the future.
When asked what made Zeppelin such a special group, Page explained: “It was done with so much freedom and conviction by master musicians, that’s why it has traveled over time.”
“It was an extraordinary connection, the synergy within the band. There was an area of ESP between Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and myself.”
“The fact is, all four of us, were so influenced by American music, and for me, the music that I was hearing in the sort of ’50s over here, it was all a reinterpretation of what was going on in America.”